AMS Endorses Objection to Allow Concealed Weapons
The Department of American Studies recently endorsed the KU University Senate "Resolution Objecting to Allowing Concealed Weapons on KU Campuses," passed December 1, 2016. View PDF version

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What exactly is “America”? America as we’ve known it is changing. The nation is experiencing greater racial and ethnic diversity. Concerns about the environment, food and poverty, and sustainability are being addressed, and solutions sought. The public is demanding greater equality for all, regardless of sexual preference or socioeconomic status. American culture is becoming increasingly diverse and its population more transnational. What are the meanings and boundaries of American citizenship? Who is “American” and who determines this? Read More »


David Roediger,  University of Kansas, American Studies,  Foundation Professor giving his Presidential address of the ASA in Toronto.


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The Autobiography of Cotton: Documentary Writing and Crónicas​ from the Border
Monday, April 17, 2017 4:30 PM
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 PM
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